Definitive WIND Magnetic Field Data Available at NSSDC

Volume 13, Number 4, December 1997
By Sheng-Hsien (Sean) Chen and Joseph King

Dr. Ronald Lepping (principal investigator of the Magnetic Field Investigation [MFI], the magnetometer experiment on NASA's WIND spacecraft) and James Byrnes (chief software engineer of MFI) have provided an initial 14 months (05/01/95-06/30/96) of 3-sec, 1-min, and 1-hr MFI data to NSSDC for archival. Later data will be archived on an on-going basis. These data in Common Data Format (CDF) and ASCII formats and their supporting documentation and software (Fortran, C, Interactive Data Language [IDL]) will be available from the Space Physics Catalog (SPyCAT)/NASA Data Archive and Distribution Service (NDADS) and from the Coordinated Data Analysis Web (CDAWeb) as further discussed below.

The WIND spacecraft.

The archival products include the following: